Councilman Pushes Ban on Naming of City Landmarks After Living People

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“If they were willing to take the Queensboro Bridge away from Queens, there’s nothing stopping them from going after the Manhattan Bridge or the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s a way to curry favor with living people who may be able to endorse you or help your campaign out in other ways and city property should not be used for that.”City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), who one day will grudgingly drive down a highway named after living legend Derek Jeter.